The Rewatch: 164: First Contact

Series: Star Trek: TNG
Episode: 4.15 First Contact (02/18/1991)
Rating: 4/5
Redshirt Status: 0/1/34

Notable Guest Stars:
Bebe Neuwirth (Lanel ) She is probably most known from her role on Fraiser (and earlier Cheers) She is also probably the most known of the actors on this list for just that.

George Coe (Arvel Durken)-  I know him best as a reoccurring character, Senater Stackhouse, on The West Wing. I loved him on that show, and his character in this episode is remarkable similar if younger and with more power.

Carolyn Seymour (Marista Yale)- Seymour has presented quite a list of credits, working both in live action and voice work.  She has contributed to both Star Trek, Star Wars and several video games such as Mass Effect.

George Hearn (Berel)- Hearn has several broadway credits, including playing Sweeney Todd with Angela Landsbury for a Showtime presentation (for which he won an Emmy).  He has also won several Tony Awards.  A more recent credit includes 1999’s Sarah Plain and Tall: Winter’s End, a direct to DVD sequal to Sarah Plan and Tall.

Michael Ensign (Krola)- Ensign would appear several times over the course of Star Trek, including in 2003 for the episode “Stigma”.  He also would have several Broadway credits, and like Carolyn Seymour, have several video game voice credits, including Bio-shock 2.

Sachi Parker (Tava)- Parker had a relatively short film career, with her last film being in 2010. She has gained notoriety because of her famous mother, Shirley MacLaine, and for writing an autobiography of her childhood.


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The Rewatch 144: Captain’s Holiday

Series: Star Trek: TNG
Episode: 3.19 Captain’s Holiday (04-02-1990)
Rating: 4.5/5
Redshirt Status: 0/.5/22

Notable Guest Stars:

Jennifer Hetrick – Vash.  She will return as the character twice more, once on TNG and once on DS9.
Max Grodenchik –
Sovak. He played many characters over the year, but mostly is known for being Rom, Quark’s younger brother on DS9.Apparently he’s in Apollo 13, but I don’t recall seeing him.  Oh, well.  What a hardship to rewatch my favorite movie again.


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The Rewatch 57: Day of the Dove

Series: Star Trek (The Original Series)
Episode: 3.07 Day of The Dove (10-18-68)
Rating: 4/5
Redshirt Status: 0/2/46

Notable Guest Stars:
  Michael Ansara – Kang.  He will portray Kang in three episodes over the decades.  He was also known for playing Cochise in Broken Arrow.  He served as a medic in WWII.
Susan Howard –
Mara.  She is known for her role on Dallas.


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The Rewatch 25: The City on the Edge of Forever

Series: Star Trek (The Original Series)
Episode: 1.28 The City on the Edge of Forever (4-6-67)
Rating: 5/5
Redshirt Status: 0/23

Notable Guest Stars:
Joan Collins – Sister Edith Keeler. Joan Collins is a popular actress during the 60s and 70s.


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TV Review: The Orville 2×11

Episode Title: Lasting Impressions
Original Airdate: March 21 2009/Watched June 17 2009
Grade: A
Notable Guest Stars/Directors:

Tim Russ (Dr. Sherman ) Mr. Russ is probably best known for being Tuvok on Star Trek: Voyager and I was happy to see him on Orville.

Leighton Meester (Laura Huggins) – Ms. Meester is best known as Blair Waldorf from Gossip Girl, which I’ve recently watched. She has a wonderful voice which I wish Gossip GIrl had utilized more. Orville doesn’t make that mistake and she gets to sing twice on the show. This also reunites her with Jessica Szohr (Talla ) who played Vanessa on Gossip Girl.

Notable Quotes:

Look at this. She’s clearly asking her friend where to find the nearest repair service for her device. But instead of writing “wireless telecommunications facility”, she just wrote “WTF”. Now, we can decode things like this by applying historical context.

Dr. Sherman

People have been living and dying for as long as humans have existed. Most are forgotten. But not this one. She reached across four centuries and got a guy to fall in love. We should all be so rare.

Cmdr. Kelly Grayson


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